This month, for the first time, we are making items for two charitable causes in the same state at the same time. This is option Project 18b. This project will run from April 15 to May 15, 2011, along with project 18a.
We will be sending a little soft comfort to Pittsburgh women and children. What are we making? SCARVES, scarves, and more scarves! Here is the information from the Comfort Scarves Pittsburgh Ravelry group:
“Comfort Scarves - Pittsburgh provides scarves and other handmade items to the following:
Women and children entering shelters from domestic violence environments
Women and children in shelters for the homeless
Our goal is give each woman entering a shelter a handmade scarf to encourage her on her journey and celebrate Her as a person - a way to help raise self esteem.
We currently have five participating shelters that serve Allegheny, Washington, Fayette and Green counties with several others requesting donations.”
This project has ended, but Comfort Scarves Southwestern Pennsylvania is always accepting donations. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with Comfort Scarves in the subject area for additional information on how to donate.
It is still important that we tag each and every item with the Sharing Our Gifts tag. Happy creating!